Weekly Message 46 – 18 October 2019

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18th October 2019

Weekly Message – Issue 46

Credit Averages for this week:

Year 7                     10.31
Year 8                     9.25
Year 9                     6.73
Year 10                   4.15
Year 11                    4.67

 

Thank you to all parents and carers who were able to join us for the Year 10 Tutor Evening on Tuesday. The evening was designed to offer insight into how well pupils have settled into their Key Stage 4 courses. We also provided valuable information on how best to support pupils at home with their studies and equally important, how to support their well-being.  It was great to see so many of you there supporting this home/school collaboration. A date for your diary … the Year 10 Parents’ Evening where parents/carers can meet with subject teachers will be taking place on 14 January 2020.

 

Travel to School 

 We frequently remind pupils about safe travel to and from school and respectfully remind pupils/parents/carers of the expectation when cycling to school for pupils to wear a cycle helmet. As the nights draw in, we also ask that parents/carers ensure that their child is visible on the road with suitable bike lights and high-viz where possible.  

 We also ask drivers to be mindful of the local residents when dropping off their child/children at school to avoid blocking the movement of other vehicles and parking across driveways.  Thank you in anticipation of your support.  

 

 Emergency Action Planning  

Parents and carers will be in receipt of a letter from the Headteacher this week regarding the schools Emergency Action Planning (EAP) procedures. 

Should parents/carers have any questions or concerns or wish to seek clarification or offer feedback, there is an informal drop-in opportunity for parents/carers next Wednesday 23 October 2019 between 1600-1800 with the Headteacher and members of the Senior Leadership Team. 

 

The Headteacher’s blog contains more informal reflections and is available here:
https://camsheadteacher.wordpress.com/

 


 

Battlefields 2019

 

Last weekend 73 Year 9 pupils accompanied by teachers and school staff, headed to the WW1 Battlefields in Belgium and France.

They visited memorials and cemeteries for both the Allied and German soldiers as well as different trench systems to gain an understanding and appreciation of what life was like living in the trenches.

Pupils had the opportunity to participate in the ‘Last Post’ ceremony at Menin Gate on the Friday evening, remembering all those who have fallen during the Great War.

As always, an emotional and reflective visit, highly valued by all those who participated.

 


 

Parents and Carers of Class 2020

Following feedback from parents/carers last year and with a view to build even stronger relationships with our parents/carers, the Class of 2020 email address is now live.

If you have a child in Year 11 and wish to get in touch directly with either Mrs Newman (Head of Year 11) or Miss Kendall (Assistant Head of Year 11) then please use the email address class2020@camshill.com . They will endeavour to reply within 48 hours.  No matter how big or small, please do get in touch with regards to any matter as your child is very important to us.

 


 

Art and Technology Exhibition

 

This week, the Art and Design Technology Departments celebrated the work of the GCSE #ClassOf2019 in their Annual Exhibition.

There was a fantastic turnout on the evening of the Private View and it was wonderful to meet and catch-up with many of our recently left pupils.

On display was work from Art, Craft and Design, Textile Design, Photography, Graphic Communication and Product Design. There was also an amazing array of refreshments for our guests to enjoy, made by current Year 10 Catering pupils.

The exhibition has been available for viewing for the week to inspire current Key Stage 3 and GCSE pupils during their Art lessons.

 


 

‘Who’s your Fareham hero?’

Fareham Borough Council is seeking from residents nominations for a Citizen or Young Citizen of Honour Award 2020. Please follow the link below for more information.

https://www.fareham.gov.uk/about_the_council/citizen_awards/intro.aspx

 


 

Key Dates

October 2019 
Monday 21Year 11: Walk and Talk Mocks
Year 7: Mathematics In-Class Assessments
Tuesday 22Year 11: Walk and Talk Mocks
Year 7: Mathematics In-Class Assessments
Whole School Enrichment Day (1)
Year 10: Drama Theatre Visit TBC
Wednesday 23Year 11: Walk and Talk Mocks
Year 7: Mathematics In-Class Assessments
Year 11: GCSE Music Performance Recordings
Parent Carer Drop in regarding School Emergency Evacuation Procedures
Acting Academy
Thursday 24Year 11: Walk and Talk Mocks
Year 7: Mathematics In-Class Assessments
Year 11: GCSE Music Performance Recordings
Year 7/8 Girls: Hampshire RFU Schools Rugby Festival (Southampton RFC)
Year 8 Boys: Hampshire RFU Schools Rugby Festival (Southampton RFC)
Year 11: Theatre in Education - Road Safety Performance
Year 10: Theatre in Education - Road Safety Performance
Friday 25Year 11: Walk and Talk Mocks
Year 7: Mathematics In-Class Assessments
Year 7/8: Chateau Beaumont Trip departs returning 29 October
#HotchocFri

 


 

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